Originally Posted by Michwill01
No bashing please.
I do like to watch a little tv while camping, especially if raining. I know there are connections and an antenna on the roof of my new to me 1990 Scamp
. Does anyone know if it will pull a digital signal? Not looking for wifi, just digital. It didn't come with a television, so wanting to buy the right thing.
Antennas don't know if they are receiving digital or analog signals. They just collect the electo-magnetic energy and send it to the receiver. The receiver then figures out what to do with the signal. So the antenna will pick up digital TV.
But antennas are designed to receive some frequencies better than others, and in some directions better than others. Generally TV is either VHF (Very High Frequencies) or UHF (Ultra high frequencies). Those are just old style names for a range of frequencies.
And if the antenna has an amplifier, it will work best at design frequencies. But it does not matter if its a digital or analog signal.
Digital TV is mostly in the UHF range of frequencies so an antenna designed for UHF (TV) works best but there are some in VHF also. Chances are your old antenna is designed for VHF primarily but it will still work to some extent in the UHF range.
So the bottom line is just try the digital TV and see how well it works. If you don't get enough stations to keep you happy you can investigate an antenna that will pick up more signal strength and work well in both bands (such as the King Jack